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    Question How many hours do you spend listening classical music each week/day?

    Average: I spend 3-4 hours a day. At least 2 hours of opera at the gym while lifting weights (4 times a week), 30 minutes when I am on the trademill (opera DVD)
    1.30 hours here and there.



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    and you?

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    That depends, I think. If you're talking about deep, concentrated listening, then it's unfortunately not very much, a few hours a week. Although I'm trying to improve on that area. But I listen to classical music more "shallowly" rather often. Several hours a day, often.

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    The key word here is average. I think I spend on average similarly about two to four hours; some days many more, some days maybe an hour (unless one is physically doing something else that makes it hard/impossible to do so). Travelling is a challenge. I often bring recordings with me (maybe just one or many more).

    But I guess central to all of this is that it goes without saying that I endeavour to listen to music everyday. There is so very much music out there that a day without listening to at least something (even for ten minutes) is almost a day wasted as far as exploring music is concerned, compared with the amount of junk entertainment out there like much of free-to-air television.

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    Not very much, unfortunately.. I mostly listen to talk radio nowadays. I get into moods where I'd like to hear nothing but classical for a few days, but I can go without it for a week at a time.

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    On average I listen to 2 or 3 CDs a day... sometimes less or none... other times quite a bit more. Thus on average I'd say 2-3 hours a day.


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    I listen when my soul urges for music OCH ACH HOW PROFOUND, sometimes I may listen to 2-3 works per day, sometimes spend whole week listening to nothing at all.

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    Default Nothing at all?

    I listen when my soul urges for music OCH ACH HOW PROFOUND, sometimes I may listen to 2-3 works per day, sometimes spend whole week listening to nothing at all.

    Nothing at all? I prefer not to eat! I can't a single day without music.

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    Nearly every weekday - anything between two and four hours and maybe more on weekends if I'm not out anywhere. Always with headphones, too - I like to feel cocooned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by myaskovsky2002 View Post
    I listen when my soul urges for music OCH ACH HOW PROFOUND, sometimes I may listen to 2-3 works per day, sometimes spend whole week listening to nothing at all.

    Nothing at all? I prefer not to eat! I can't a single day without music.

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    Me too. I can go nuts if I spent a whole day without music (addiction maybe, is it possible?).
    I listen to 4-6 CDs a day, if less I feel waste.

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    A lot. Many hours. I keep it on for most of the day when Im around my computer. It would be nice if I had the time to just sit and listen to music and do nothing else, unfortunately I dont. Plus I personally feel having classical music on in the background heightens the vibration of a room. It makes the atmosphere pleasant. I also practice classical guitar for around 3 hours a day, so technically I am listening to myself play classical compositions during that time as well. I'm not the kind of guitarist that likes to repetitively play scales and such very often, (sometimes yes for difficult passages,) but for the most part I enjoy playing full pieces of music and gradually improving in that way.

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    I probably get about 7-10 hours of concentrated listening a week. But being a music student I'm probably listening to music (either in the background or playing) 6-10 hours a day.

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    I don't have a choice anymore. I must.

    Excluding the 3-4 hours of practicing everyday, which is all classical... I listen to 1-3 hours a day, depending on whether or not it's a school day, or I'm busy for some other reason. I can listen to Pandora Radio for hours straight while doing other things on the computer.
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    More than many, but not as much as some. 3 hours average. Maybe 6 or 7 hours on weekends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nix View Post
    I probably get about 7-10 hours of concentrated listening a week. But being a music student I'm probably listening to music (either in the background or playing) 6-10 hours a day.
    This would be a comparable ratio to what Im doing as well. Since visiting this message board Im consciously trying to spend a bit more time in the 'concentrated listening' area. Something I have perhaps over looked somewhat in the past.

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    I haven't listened to a whole lot of music lately. Between classes, composing, practicing and just goofing off (plus that unfortunate inconvenience to which we are all bound called eating and drinking), there isn't a whole lot of time left to me to just listen.

    Edit: So I suppose something like 5 hours weekly on average, or something like that.

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